Is not Alexander his name?
And a coppersmith his trade?
No, no. Such is the record of another man
yet this one did her much evil nonetheless
and hath received rewards according to his works
for he hath greatly withstood our words
Be thou ware of him
imagining one’s self to be a new Moses
supposing his brethren would understand
that God would deliver by his hand
But they understood not
while he gloried in such imprecations
Becoming a terror to her good works
he destroyed the image of God
and established a rival of divine justice
He knew that no man hath greater love
than when his life is laid down for his friends
So he condemned her as no friend
and framed her as God’s enemy
He justified his own and stopped caring for hers
as though God hath rewarded his equity
If she suffered from wrong, it was no longer by him
for he was no longer called to help her through suffering
having suffered much by her already
His calling now was to smite pharaohs, not keep covenants
Wilt thou ever interrogate thy self O Adam?
What inhabits thy mind now?
What kind of soul dost thou have now?
The soul of a predator or its prey?
Answer the call of accountability preached by thee
Let no rank seek exemption
Frame no more mischief with law or its grace